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This week we finish up the Smith’s story by hearing how God is using the fire He lighted inside of them. Enjoy!
My name is Marc Smith and I am an A/G appointed career missionary to Thailand. God is transitioning our family into another season of our lives that has been a dream for as long as we can remember. My wife and I have 6 kids, and 5 of them are adopted.
God believes in adoption; it is what He does. Our hearts burn for adoption. We want to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the fatherless children to the fathers (Malachi 4:5,6).
Thailand is full of unwanted, endangered, and broken children. There are 67 million people in Thailand and only 1.6 percent are Christians. Over 5 million of Thai children are enslaved in child labor, and an increasing number are becoming victims of sex trafficking. An estimated 20 percent of girls and even boys between the ages of 11 and 17 become involved in the sex industry.
You can see the big need in Thailand and that is why we are going. These young lives need to be rescued and introduced to Jesus Christ. A Savior is what they need and a Savior is who we are bringing with us. It is His power to save and not ours. We are just willing tools in His hands.
We are called to rescue and redeem the unwanted and endangered to the love of God and into their God- given destinies.
– we want to raise up a culture of adoption in the Thai people by starting foster care and adoption agencies.
– we want to rescue trafficked children and place them in safe-houses and families. – we also want to raise up houses of prayer in orphanages and implement 24/7 day and night prayer and worship.
-we also want to start a home for special needs children.
We believe we have a very unique calling that which you will connect. I would love to meet with you and share more.
We are not just coming to raise support but God has shown us that we need to share our story to bring a message of hope to people who are hurting, broken or have suffered loss. Like I said before, Andrea and I have adopted 5 kids but in the midst of that we have lost 9 children. Through all the tragedy and all the joys, we have learned so much and known that God is a God of hope, grace, and a giver of good gifts. That is the message we bring. When you partner with us on a monthly basis you are joining hands with us and when we wipe the tears away of an orphan, they are your hands wiping the tears away. When we rescue a young girl from being trafficked, it is you partnering with us to give her new hope. We are in this together!!!
If you would like to give a special offering or start a monthly commitment, please click here. If you would like to meet with Andrea and me, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to meet with you. We love sharing our heart and vision with anyone who will listen.
Thank you so much for considering linking arms with us to rescue children in Northern Thailand.
You can learn more and watch videos of Marc and Andrea sharing their hearts on their website 2second.org. click here.